Definition of trichlorfon
: a crystalline compound C4H8Cl3O4P used especially as an insecticide
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Five of these chemicals -- naled, methamidophos, trichlorfon, chlorpyrifos and phorate -- showed up in at least 10% of the cord blood samples.
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Origin and Etymology of trichlorfon
tri- + chlor- + -fon (irregular from phosphonate, a salt derived from phosphine)
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of trichlorfon
: an organophosphate C4H8Cl3O4P used as a parasiticide in veterinary medicine
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